JEREMY CLARKSON HAS announced his post TOP GEAR intentions. It has been announced he and his former Top Gear chums James May and Richard Hammond have signed on to produce a series for Amazon’s ‘Prime’ streaming service. DigitalSpy reports:
Although the cost of the deal hasn’t been confirmed, the streaming service is believed to have made a “significant” investment in the trio to beat the likes of Netflix to the show.
Clarkson told the Evening Standard: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.”
Hammond added: “Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant.”
May said: “We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn’t it?”
Vice president of Amazon Prime Video EU Jay Marine added: “Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen.
“Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows. We can’t wait to see what Jeremy, Richard, James and the team will create in what is sure to be one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.”
Marine added: “This is a golden age of television, a great time for TV makers and storytellers.
“Our approach is to give programme makers creative freedom to be innovative and make the shows they want to make.”
The Stig will not feature in Clarkson, Hammond and May’s new show, which is forecast to premiere this autumn.
The programme will be produced by ex-Top Gear executive and friend of Clarkson Andy Wilman.
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